The "Big Four" have dominated the rest of the field in tennis, but dynamic within that group is constantly changing...
Easy ice skating tricks for the beginning skater of any age. Learn how to skate backwards, do the bunny hop, or shoot the duck.
Some basic tactics, advice and get out of jail cards for Squash beginners, from what to avoid when playing, where to stand and what to wear on your feet!
A quick BJJ tutorial on how to pass the reverse De la Riva guard, featuring our old friend, the X-pass.
The triangle choke is devastating and notoriously difficult to escape. Here are two high percentage escapes late in the game, plus one set up.
A summary of the five most effective and practical martial art systems for self-defence and real-life situations
This article highlights the career of legendary professional boxer, Roberto Duran, who, pound for pound, could have been the greatest boxer of all time.
Long arm span or reach is an important physical attribute in boxing. A good percentage of boxing champions have enjoyed a significant reach advantage over most of their opponents.
A brief BJJ tutorial featuring some alternatives to conventional defensive posture from the bottom of side control, and some sneaky ways out.
Have you ever heard of the sport called power tumbling? It is similar to gymnastics... but different! Read on to find out exactly what power tumbling involves, how it compares to traditional gymnastics and whether it is the right sport for you. In this article you will also find video clips of some awesome power tumbling athletes in action.
Here we explore Karate games primarily designed for children in a Karate class, but they are an effective engagement for working with any group of children in various settings.
There are many skills that can advance the career of gymnasts. I've put together a list of ten core skills that I believe will be exemplary building blocks for any athlete that wants to further their career in gymnastics. If kiddos can master these skills correctly, they will have a shot at being a good competitive gymnast.
58 of the best quotes on the Internet for volleyball players, coaches, and lovers. Perfect for putting on t-shirts or motivating your favorite volleyball player.
Attending one of the four major golf tournaments is a big occasion, so you need to know how to dress and what to bring. Learn how to balance appropriate attire with comfort for the perfect spectator outfit. Find out which items you will need and which ones are prohibited.
A lot of great tennis players have come and gone over the years. Ever wonder who is considered the greatest of all time? Here is my list of the top ten greatest men's tennis players of all time.
How to finish a Kimura from half guard top, when you have stepped over their head. Three distinct ways.
With a little planning you can buy reasonably priced tickets for next summer's Wimbledon championships. Don't pay outrageous prices to see your tennis heroes. Here’s how to avoid the ticket touts and get to watch an exciting sport in person.
A guide to the winning bicycles of the tour de france. Including Tour De France winning groupsets, wheel manufacturers and frame materials.
Back in the day, there were many wrestling territories and Vince McMahon raided the territories in order to be the king of the mountain. He did whatever he could to decimate the competition.
Sometimes, people die in the ring to provide entertainment and to fatten the bank accounts of promoters and hangers on.
Most critics seem to agree that "Smackdown" was the winner of the Superstar Shake-up back in April. Why hasn't it capitalized on it?
Chuck Wepner was a professional boxer from Bayonne, New Jersey. His fight against Muhammad Ali in 1975 inspired Sylvester Stallone to make the movie “Rocky.”
A guide to converting an old road race bike into a cyclocross racer whether you're using an old road racing frameset or a touring bike. It's pretty easy to create a budget cx bike
Decades before the L.B.G.T.Q and the ME Too movement made its presence known to the world, a youngster from a small village in Thailand took a stand for equality that shocked a nation. A woman trapped in a man’s body bravely fought the odds in the ring and in society to take a stand for equality.
Many great female tennis players have graced the courts over the years. Ever wonder who the best of the best is? Here is my list of the top 10 female tennis players of all-time.
Three mainstays of Aikido weapons training are the Jo staff, Tanto knife and Bokken sword. Join me as we take a look at all three.
Chemistry is an important element of the NASCAR racing industry. The drivers and their crew must not only understand the chemical science involved in making their cars run fast, they must also develop a personal chemistry between each other, allowing direct and subliminal communication which brings out the best in both the car and the driver. Both of these aspects of NASCAR chemistry will be explored in this hub.
Without the ability to take a punch, the most talented MMA fighter would not be successful for long. Fortunately for them, these ten fighters had chins that bordered on legendary.
Aikido is a peaceful martial art that focuses on using your mind in concert with your body in such a way that harnessing Ki energy becomes second nature.
Holding one's breath can be intimidating and very uncomfortable at first. With better understanding and the right technique you can reach two minutes easily. Follow the instructions given in this hub.
Here we explore the use of math in martial arts: Geometry and use of angles and shapes such as circles and triangles for movement and footwork, and physics for movement, power and energy.
Practice balls are designed for players with limited time and space. Buying a few is a must if you want to improve your game.
Learning how to serve in tennis is important, as an effective serve can give you a big advantage over your opponent. I outline the four main types of serve.
A guide to what to wear for the Spartan Race and other muddy obstacle runs such as Tough Mudder. Including trail running shoe choices, clothing and what to pack in your bag
If you’re training Judo or Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, then you will be spending time in close proximity to your training partners. Taking good care of yourself and your gi is essential to prevent infection.
Build a set of micro-sized quarter pipes for your garage or basement. These 2 foot high quarters are perfect size for sharpening your miniramp skills and learning new tricks.
No matter how young or old you are, you can ice skate if you are in good health. Learn what you should wear, how to do a couple of basic moves, how to get up from a fall, and more.
Find out how to build a golf studio and simulator in the comfort of your own home for less than $700. Never again will the weather or lack of sunlight prevent you from playing your favorite sport.
Okay, I'm assuming that it is the night before your big local tournament, club scramble, or club championship. These mental tricks are intended for golfers of all skill levels who want to shave a couple of strokes off of their game. After all, golf is about as mentally stringent as sports come.
When choosing a martial art for self-defense, obviously, you want one that has practical application in the street and other situations in which real-life attacks occur. You want a system that takes into account a good range of scenarios and uses...
Martial arts is an important part of many people's lives. Find out what is the significance of training.
If you want to be an outstanding gymnastics teacher, follow this guide. It will teach you what you need to know about being the best teacher you can be.
Finding some good running shoes for overpronation can be a daunting task. This article takes a look at a few of my favorites and offers some reviews to help you find the right fit.
If you want to stop a fight before it has even started, then learning how to deliver a good and devastating hit in one strike will help. This article is about how to practice hitting the solar plexus to finish things quickly.
I think it goes without saying that our Founding Fathers were all for fighting for your rights and standing up to bullies. After all, they went up against an empire to secure their own rights and the rights of Americans. So, it might not be, or...
A guide to how to ride a time trial. Featuring tips and techniques for faster cycling against the clock. Time trial equipment for faster riding and strategies to follow to improve bicycling performance.
There are four primary styles of singles play in tennis: aggressive baseliner, serve-any-volleyer, counterpuncher, and all-court player. For each style, I describe the key strategies you can employ to beat them, include video of those strategies in action, and provide examples of touring Pros who exhibit this style so you know who to watch to see each style consistently in action.
A brief Brazilian Jiu Jitsu tutorial (videos and text) about how to maintain your guard against a long range pass.
A brief BJJ tutorial on how to attack the Kimura from the bottom of half guard by black belt Andrew Smith.
If you're looking for the best watch for swimming laps, this is a good place to start. There are a lot of brands but not all of them are equal. Learn what to look for and read a few reviews here.
Ape index compares an individual's arm span relative to their height. MMA fighters with a higher ape index have numerous advantages in their weight class.
These are some observations I saw during the fight. I personally enjoyed it and here are some notes you should consider.
This guide tells you how to set up and perform the rear naked choke to submit or KO your opponent. It's useful for martial artists and also people that want to learn a great self defence move!
How to make a balance beam for gymnastics practice is not difficult. Details and instructions for building a simple and inexpensive balance beam.
If you’ve studied any variety of martial arts or self-defense options, chances are you’ve learned how to do a hip throw. The hip throw is designed primarily to avoid injury and get an attacker away from you quickly. As I grow older, I find...
Natalie du Toit lost her leg in an accident at 17. She is the first amputee to swim in the Olympics when she qualified for the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
A brief BJJ tutorial dealing with how to set up the triangle choke from side control (top.) Very high percentage stuff.
I have a lot of experience on the courts over the years. Here are my 12 singles tennis strategy tips to help you to improve your game.
My experiences of camping overnight in the park in the Wimbledon Queue to obtain Centre Court tickets for the tennis championship.
Although known as the peaceful martial art, Aikido does incorporate weapons training in it's curriculum, most notably the Jo Staff. Discover some of the history behind the Jo.
Half guard is a valuable position in BJJ, one of the most common. Here, we cover fundamental bottom half guard concepts.
Deep half guard tutorial - how to get into the position for sport BJJ, and how to sweep with it, including the very simple hook sweep and the waiter sweep!
Get into figure skating and go in prepared. Learn more about typical figure skating expenses for various levels of the sport.
Handball is a very challenging yet fun sport. I have compiled a list of rules and terms used in handball.
Compiling a list of the 15 best golfers of a generation and labeling it the 'Tiger Woods Era' might seem slightly disrespectful to the other 14 golfers on that list. But how else do you really define a period of time that brought such formidable...
The teachings of Aikido are those of self-control and finding inner peace and confidence. Learn more about the basics of Aikido.
When grass isn't an option, a practice mat is an essential investment for the avid golfer. Here is a review of the top 5 golf practice mats for every budget.
Points to consider about the sport of skateboarding today. It is not only healthy but fun. Meet one individual who knows first-hand what makes this activity a positive experience at any age.
Some players do well in practice but struggle to perform in matches due to nerves. This article offers 10 tips to calm anxiety on the court.
Imagine getting free product and gear to use, travelling around the globe, skating all the best skateparks and ultimately getting paid to do what you love -- skateboarding!
A brief BJJ tutorial outlining how to escape mount with the "stepover escape" and by catching the foot in general.
This strategy highlights the pusher's biggest weaknesses: they have no passing shot. If you employ this strategy, and don't error yourself out of the game, the lobber actually cannot beat you. Enjoy!
This article examines the issues surrounding the question: Should boxing be banned? and looks at the arguments for and against that are used by people.
Picking the best golf net for your home is a dangerous business. Get it wrong and you're only one shanked 7 iron away from a broken window or a black eye. Get it right and you'll enjoy unlimited practice opportunity in your very own home or garden....
Some tips on becoming a better Brazilian Jiu Jitsu instructor from BJJ black belt Andrew Smith, who runs Revolution BJJ in Richmond, VA.
A top 5 list of the best eras in professional wrestling history. Supporting evidence is given for each pick.
People often wonder about the marvelous, wonderful and sometimes magical world of competitive gymnastics? This is the truth about competitive gymnastics. This hub details the good, the bad and everything in between.